Thame Public Art Brief

Below is our current Public Art Brief.

Art Leading Wayfinding

We are seeking creative expressions of interest for a series of wayfinding markers across the Town. This commission should celebrate the heritage and history of Thame using the theme of ‘Meeting Places’, at the same time as improving communication routes through the town. We are also keen to explore several pieces of standalone artwork -some with practical application – in various set locations around the Town that allow increased exploration of the heritage of these specific areas. We are looking for an artist (but would also consider a group of artists) who can also demonstrate successful experience of bringing the community together in the development of final designs. We will consider applications responding to all or to smaller parts of the brief.

Please note that we will require the successful candidate/s to have a minimum of £2 million Public Liability Insurance in place. 

View the full brief


Deadline for submission of proposals is midday on Tuesday 25 May 2021.

Application process

Expression of interest should be submitted electronically to entitled ‘Expression of Interest in Art Leading Wayfinding project’.

Submission is requested as one PDF document and  should include:

  • Examples of at least 6 previous projects you have worked on
  • An artistic statement in response to the brief and your interest in the project
  • An indication of your approach and ideas to this opportunity
  • Ability to deliver this project within the indicated budget and timescales
  • The name and contact details of a previous commissioner


We anticipate interviews for shortlisted artists will take place in early June. 

More information

Further enquiries about the project should be sent to:

Thame Town Council


South Oxfordshire District Council